• The Spectrum of Moral Development

    The spectrum of moral development ranges from predator to parent. There are people who see all relationships in terms of Predator and Prey. There are other people who behave rationally. They still seek to use other people like predators do but they don’t destroy them. They form pack relationships. For many people the highest level […]

  • Genesis 3 – The first human predator

    This text was copied from Biblegateway.com and is the New International translation. Thank you Biblegateway and the translators who make this available to all. The Fall In many Bibles this passage is titled The Fall. It wasn’t a fall. It was a choice to take something that belonged to God. The term fall implies that […]

  • The YHWH Way

    Leadership books are a staple of the book selling industry and with good reason. Anyone who is wants to be accomplished at any skill is willing to buy a book to help them be better. If you want to be a good farmer you read about farming and discuss farming with your farming friends. If […]

  • Understanding Evil

    It’s about status: I don’t understand Kim Jong-Il. He is the absolute ruler of North Korea. His people are most impoverished and least free of almost any people on the planet. Those two go together. Right across the demilitarized zone in South Korea, people with the same language and culture, are healthy and prosperous. It […]

  • All the great philosophers did not teach the same thing.

    If you can, remember the names: Brhaspati, Yangzi, and Epicurus. they were great philosophers. They were also materialists who taught that one should act only in ones self interests. The next time you have a serious conversation with someone about the deep meaning of life, and if you are reading this you probably will, and […]

  • The Eight Commandments for Good People

    The ten commandments as given to the Israelites in the book of exodus are the floor of human behavior. Even wicked people know them and obey them within their own tribe. If too many tribe members don’t obey them the tribe is punished in the same way Israel was punished. The tribe gets conquered. Jesus […]

  • Do people even know how to be good?

    Would think someone was a good person who was rude? What if they were rude to someone who was a guest in their own house? What if they were a paying customer in your business? One of the things your mother will tell you is to not date someone who is rude to restaurant staff. […]

  • If you don’t love everyone you don’t love anyone

    “act only in accordance with that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it become a universal law”, Immanuel Kant Behavior begets behavior. We all know this. We follow it both consciously and unconsciously. We follow it unconsciously when we find ourselves liking what ever clothing is in style. We follow […]

  • Why power seems to corrupt

    Lord Acton is best known for this quote: Historic responsibility has to make up for the want of legal responsibility. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption […]

  • Hatred is Fake Love

    Hatred is fake love. It is an easy way to get some of the benefits of love without the hard work of managing one’s emotions. Everyone wants to survive and thrive. For mammals the best time of their lives was when they were cubs or pups. At that time there was one or maybe two […]

  • The Mystery Commandment

    From the time I first learned the 10 Commandments in Sunday School I wondered why Thou shalt not covet was on the list. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy […]